Law Scholarships

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship

Provides financial support for racial and ethnic minority students to attend law school.
Deadline: Late February, annually 

American Bar Foundation Summer Research Fellowships for Undergraduates

Provides paid summer internships at the ABF for college students. Must be a sophomore or junior to apply. Each student is assigned to an ABF Research Fellow who involves the student in his or her research project.
Deadline: Late February, annually 

American Bar Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Program

Offers fellowships to scholars in the field of sociolegal studies, who within the past two years have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., or who are currently in the final stages of completing their degree. Provides sustaining stipend for a one-year fellowship in residence at the ABF.
Deadline: Varies – contact ABF 

The Supreme Court Fellows Program

One-year appointment for those holding at least one post-graduate degree and having two or more years of professional experience with high achievement.
Deadline: Early November, annually

Fellowship at UNFPA Special Youth Programme

The Special Youth Programme fellowship consists of an initial 4.5 months fellowship at UNFPA Headquarters, New York, followed by a continued fellowship of another 4.5 months in the UNFPA Office in the country of the fellow. UNFPA will recruit six young people to be Special Youth Fellows. This programme is designed to give young people from developing countries opportunities to engage in policy development and programming; to help build the capacity of young people; and to sensitize both young people and UNFPA staff on partnering to address adolescent and youth issues.
Deadline: Varies – contact UNFPA 

* indicates Work Experience Fellowship/Professional Internship

Be sure to check law school fellowship opportunities at individual law schools.